11 Everyday Things to Improve Your Health

In the mid-1800s, surgeons doing autopsies would go straight to delivering babies…without washing their hands. Mothers contracted mysterious infections and many died. Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis, through observation and testing, realized that something from the cadavers was being transmitted to patients from the doctors’ hands. He had the answer. Hand washing! In this day in age, this is the first thing …

The Road to 26.2 – Why do so many people love long distance running?

Marathons…who are these crazy people who want to put themselves through the physical and mental pain…voluntarily? I want to find out. In this series, I’ll be documenting my training strategies and insights about performance, nutrition, recovery, and health. Even if you are not a runner or don’t plan to run, I hope this inspires you to push your physical and …

Sitting too much, even if you exercise, puts you at risk for disease

Even if you get the generally accepted minimum of 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity per week, you may have similar risk of disease as those who sit all day and DON’T exercise. You might do CrossFit 3-4 days a week, but the rest of the week, you sit 7-9 hours per day. Same risk. You walk your …

Get Primed for a Great Life by Changing Your State…Now

“If you want to have a prime life, you have to be in a prime state.” Tony Robbins   Getting out of bed and getting going is tough for me. I’ve never been known as a morning person, so I’ve recently been trying different ways to snap myself out of a sleepy coma and get primed to hit the ground …

Back to Basics – Sleep Your Way to a Better Body and Mind

Sleep is not just a waste of time lazy people use as an excuse to not get work done. Sleep has a lot of benefits, and not getting enough quality sleep has been linked to illness and suboptimal mental and physical function. Associations and potential effects of lost or damaged sleep patterns: Loss of sleep is linked to the obesity …

Back to Basics: Simple Tips for Everyday Detox

Everyone wants to do a cleanse nowadays. Master cleanses. Juice fasting. Water fasting. These are all well and good, and can be a good way to transition into sustainable and healthy patterns. But who wants to have to do these regularly? What is easy to forget is that the body has amazing tools for detoxifying and removing waste products right …

Back to Basics: How to Make Changes That Actually Last

From my experience working with hundreds of patients and from my own failures and ineptitude at making lasting change, I’ve learned that changing can be the most difficult obstacle in the way to achieving the life you want and deserve, so I wanted to address this before I got into other strategies in the Back to Basics series. Every year …

How do you know you are healthy? – Signs that your mind and body are in GREAT shape

Doctors are trained to diagnosis disease. Health, ironically, is not emphasized in Western medical education (for various reasons we won’t get into here.) Well before I even considered going to medical school, eczema appeared on my neck and face seemingly overnight. Like any male in his 20’s, I didn’t want to go to the doctor, but facing sufficient pressure from …

Quick Guide – Stopping and Reversing GERD

The 4th of July. The day to celebrate the birth of the United States, watch amazing fireworks, and eat a lot of barbecue. In anticipation of this eating extravaganza, here’s a post on acid reflux, more affectionately referred to as GERD. Nexium, a GERD medication is currently the 3rd most prescribed medication in the US today, so we know there …